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Europe’s Hard Line Lifts Vaccine Demand in Reluctant East (1)

Nov. 24, 2021, 5:53 PM

Governments’ get-tough approach on the unvaccinated may be slowly having an impact on some of the holdouts in Eastern Europe.

In Bulgaria, where fewer than one quarter of the population is fully inoculated against the coronavirus, the number of weekly shots delivered has tripled in the past month. The catalyst? A new edict that proof of vaccination or a negative test is needed for bars, restaurants and gyms.

Czech authorities merely needed the threat of a clampdown to shift attitudes. The rollout has doubled already in November, even before new restrictions came into force this week. People are ...

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